Dr Anastasia Dedyukhina is a TEDx speaker, author of bestselling book Homo Distractus and global expert in digital wellbeing. She is a founder of the London-based tech-life balance consultancy ‘Consciously Digital’ and director of the first ICF-certified digital wellbeing coach training program. Anastasia is a frequent speaker at global conferences, such as the GSMA's Mobile World Congress. She frequently appears in the national and international press, including BBC, ITV, Metro, Guardian, Christian Science Monitor, El País etc. Anastasia's TEDx Talk has been viewed more than 200,000 times on YouTube.
Originally from Edmonton, Shelley Moore is a highly sought-after teacher, researcher, speaker and storyteller. Shelley has worked with school districts and community organizations around the world. Her first book entitled, One Without the Other was released in July 2016 with a second All for One due to be released Spring 2021. Shelley completed an undergraduate degree in Special Education at the University of Alberta, and her masters at Simon Fraser University. Now based in Vancouver, Shelley is currently a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia.
Jamilah Pitts is an educational consultant and equity and justice strategist whose work centres on the liberation, healing and holistic development of youth, particularly children of colour. In partnership with schools, leaders and organizations, Jamilah provides training, strategic planning and thought leadership on anti-racist, culturally responsive, equitable and restorative practices; anti-bias curriculum development; and wellness and yoga practices for student and staff self-preservation. She has served as a teacher, coach, dean of instruction, dean of students, and assistant principal, and has worked at schools in Massachusetts, New York, The Dominican Republic, China and India. Jamilah threads her passion for human rights and social justice into her teaching, writing, scholarship and other artistic pursuits. She sees education as her life’s work and calling, and truly believes that education should be an avenue through which empathy, healing and justice are promoted.
Jamilah holds degrees from Spelman College and Boston College, and she is pursuing an additional graduate degree at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a Woodrow Wilson National Teaching Fellow, Donovan Urban Teaching Scholar, Fund for Teachers Fellow and member of the Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board. She can be found at jamilahpitts.com.
Dr Jennifer Chang Wathall
Dr Jennifer Chang Wathall is an educational consultant, author and part-time instructor for the University of Hong Kong. With over 25 years’ experience in the field of education, she has worked in several international schools including: South Island School, Hong Kong; The United Nations International School, New York; and Island School, Hong Kong. She holds a degree in pure and applied mathematics and has completed post-graduate studies in education at the University of Hong Kong.
Based on her master of arts and doctorate in educational technology she has designed numerous online courses that have reached thousands of educators all over the world. Her research areas include online and blended learning methodologies and teaching for deep conceptual understanding. In the international arena she has presented numerous keynote addresses and workshops on effective eLearning practices, concept-based mathematics and concept-based curriculum and instruction to pre-K-12 educators.
In her role as an independent consultant she supports the development of curriculum and instruction that integrates effective eLearning practices, based on teaching for deep conceptual understanding. She also currently supports schools with professional development and long-term partnerships to co-create and design eLearning integration strategies.
Dr Daniel Wilson
Dr Daniel Wilson is the Director of Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). He is a principal investigator at Project Zero and a lecturer at HGSE. Dr Wilson is the Educational Chair for Harvard’s Project Zero Classroom Institute, where hundreds of practitioners come together to explore questions at the heart of teaching and learning and Harvard’s Learning Environments for Tomorrow Institute, a collaboration with HGSE and Harvard Graduate School of Design. Dr Wilson’s teaching and writing explore the inherent socio-psychological tensions—dilemmas of knowing, trusting, leading and belonging—in adult collaborative learning across a variety of contexts. Specifically, he focuses on how groups navigate these tensions through language, routines, roles and artifacts.